The Late Shri Manohar Parrikar International Open Grand Master Chess Tournament 2020 will be held in Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium located on the Goa University campus at Taleigao. The stadium was constructed for the 2014 Lusophonia Games.
The stadium is named after Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee former Indian politician and the founder of Bhartiya Jana Sangh.
The venue has a seating capacity of 4000 and was inaugurated by Governor of Goa Bharat Vir Wanchoo in 2014.
It cost 82 crore and was built in 11 months which is a record for the construction of an indoor stadium of international standard. With a 131-metre sheet, the venue is Asia’s first stadium which has the longest single-sheet roof.
Facilities include air conditioning, player changing rooms and lounge, dope control and medical rooms, media centre, state-of-the-art-acoustics and parking facilities and maple wood flooring at playing field.
The stadium can also be used for many non sporting events and it can accommodate any indoor sporting event played at the Olympics. Facilities include HD compliant arena lighting, Broadcast room, TV Studio, Player Dressing rooms, Match Delegates area, Dope control rooms, Medical rooms for players and spectators, VIP Lounge, Media Tribune and Media working stations,Press Conference area, Mixed zone area, CCTV cameras and parking facilities.
The stadium is owned and operated by The Sports Authority Of Goa.